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28 April 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council invites not-for-profit arts and cultural groups in the Gunnedah Shire to apply for funding from the 2020 Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Gunnedah Shire Council aims to enhance local cultural opportunities and experiences and focuses on building the capacity of arts and cultural community organisations and groups to remain sustainable in the long term. The arts and cultural project, program or event must align with the following general arts…
23 April, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has introduced a new business support initiative to help local businesses optimise their online presence during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Tourism Tribe and Destination Country and Outback NSW, Council is offering businesses in the Gunnedah Shire free online training targeted at enhancing local businesses’ digital marketing platforms. The training was developed in collaboration with neighboring local Council’s Tamworth Regional Council and Narrabri Shire Council to support businesses…
22 April Yesterday AgQuip organisers, ACM Rural Events, announced that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic AgQuip 2020 will be rescheduled from August to 10 to 12 November. Gunnedah Shire Council is pleased to support this event and will provide assistance wherever possible to help local businesses and exhibitors migrate to the new dates. For further information visit https://ruralpressevents.com.au/agquip/home/. For queries regarding Gunnedah Shire Council’s involvement in AgQuip please contact Council on (02) 6740…
17 April, 2020 The shape of the next year for Gunnedah Shire has been mapped out in a blueprint now open for public submissions. The 2017-2021 Delivery Program and 2020/21 Operational Plan for Gunnedah Shire Council outlines how Council delivers on the strategic objectives outlined in the over-arching Community Strategic Plan. Council is now in the final year of that program, with the 2020/21 Operational Plan and Budget setting out the actions Council will take…
16 April 2020 The 2017-2021 Delivery Program and 2020/21 Operational Plan for Gunnedah Shire Council is officially placed on public exhibition and Council will receive submissions in relation to the documents up until 5:00pm Thursday 14 May 2020. The Delivery Program and Operational Plan is available for viewing here. This is an opportunity for members of the public to lodge submissions in relation to the items considered and strategies applied in the Draft Delivery Program…
16 April 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council will reintroduce Level P Permanent water conservation measures after Councillors voted yesterday to ease the current Level 1 restrictions from May 1. The recommendation to ease restrictions was made after recent rainfall contributed to an approximate 50% improvement in bore production capacity and follows a significant reduction in water demand. Level P Permanent water conservation will apply across the Shire to all properties connected to town water supplies in…
16 April, 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has joined a state-wide call for the Federal and NSW governments to step up their economic support for local government during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Mayoral Minute at this week’s Council meeting, Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said Gunnedah Shire Council was already suffering the consequences of the COVID‐19 pandemic. “We fully understand and support the partial lockdown Australia is in, but it comes at a cost,” Cr…
16 April 2020 Gunnedah Shire Council has announced a $1.6 million COVID-19 Business Support Package to help local businesses through this challenging time. The package includes new measures to reduce some of the charges businesses face, as well as introducing a new Business Partner Program round to assist in developing ways to adapt to changes in spending. Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the COVID-19 Business Support Package was aimed at protecting the Shire’s economy and residents’…
15 April, 2020 The cast of Gunnedah’s newest sculpture has been completed, with installation of the tiles now in progress. The Rainbow Serpent water feature has been taking shape offsite through Waterforms International to ensure structural integrity of the large artwork, before it is installed outside the Gunnedah Civic. Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the construction schedule had been delayed by the challenges of social distancing and social isolation, but…
April 9, 2020 Many of us might be isolated at home at what is a very uncertain time, but our creativity and connections can help turn this challenge around. Gunnedah Shire Council is asking all our people who are using their time to create something new, to share their creations. Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said #Gunnedahcreates was a new initiative to not only keep our existing artists and creatives inspired, but to…